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In September 2002 the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague started its post-graduate course in Type and Media, formerly the course in Type Design and Typography. It is a full-time one year course that gives participants the possibility of delving deeper in type design for different media: not only type for print, but also for film, television, video and interactive media.
Although we live in an increasingly pictorial culture, type design and typography have lost none of their value.
At Type and Media, students work intensively in small groups of no more than twelve persons. They work under the guidance of expert and enthusiastic teachers from the permanent and visiting faculty. Although the student’s personal motivation is given primary place, collaboration with other students is of fundamental importance.
The many aspects of type design in relation to typography for different media are covered in various assignments. Assignments are both practical and theoretical and in some cases in co-operation with the media industry.
Discussions with leading type designers, typographers and graphic designers — each with different views — provide theoretical depth. Various excursions to libraries, special collections and conferences are organised, such as the annual conferences of the Association Typographique International and Typo Berlin. The Master programme is also involved in the organisation of the triennial Gerrit Noordzij Award and the Robothon conference. Students of Type & Media play an important role in the activities.
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